Modify Firefox Address Bar Search

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By default, when you key in keyword(s) in Firefox address bar, it will search the keyword(s) using Google “I’m Feeling Lucky” option. The “I’m Feeling Lucky” option will load the #1 rank website of the keyword(s) search result, instead of listing matching websites.

Personally, I NEVER use “I’m Feeling Lucky”(not because I am unlucky). I prefer to see a list of matched websites and selecting from them.

To change the Firefox option is very simple, as follows:-

  1. At Firefox address bar, enter about:config and press ENTER.
  2. At Filter: field, type keyword.url
  3. You should see a Preference name of keyword.URL in the list. Double click it, a “Enter String Value” input box will appear.
  4. Replace the string with:
    Click “OK” button and done!

You can replace the string value with any search engine query that you know. Example for Yahoo! search:

*Tested on Mozilla Firefox 1.0 official release.

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6 Responses to Modify Firefox Address Bar Search

  1. Dan Russell November 1, 2007 at 6:24 pm #

    Thanks, that was just what I wanted to set google desktop search as my default

  2. MCB December 9, 2007 at 2:26 am #

    Thanks a million!

  3. Jay April 24, 2008 at 12:06 am #

    Great tip, thanks!

  4. GSJA Kemuliaan July 23, 2009 at 8:05 am #

    Terima Kasih buat tips nya. Sungguh sangat membantu

    Tuhan Yesus mengasihi mu

  5. Aronija Srbija April 18, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    Useful….great tips…ty


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